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natural childbirth

childbirth involving little or no use of drugs or anesthesia and usually involving a program in which the mother is psychologically and physically prepared for the birth process.
Origin of natural childbirth
1930-35 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for natural-childbirth

natural childbirth

a method of childbirth characterized by the absence of anaesthetics, in which the expectant mother is given special breathing and relaxing exercises
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natural-childbirth in Medicine

natural childbirth n.
A method of childbirth in which medical intervention is minimized and the mother often practices relaxation and breathing techniques to control pain and ease delivery.

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